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Nov 6, 2013

Autism Speaks Announces Grant for iPads

Faith Berens

Autisms Speaks announces grant for iPads; On-line application opens this week, November 4th, 2013.

Autism Speaks has announced that through the generosity of Sevenly, Wyndham Worldwide, the Geier Foundation, the James Walter Pickle Charitable Foundation, the Agarwal Foundation and Jonathan Izak, 800 schools and financially disadvantaged individuals with autism will receive an Apple iPad 2 with a Kraken A.M.S. case, by Trident Case!

Eligible applicants are individuals who:

  • Have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder by a licensed professional
  • Reside in the United States
  • Have limited income and cannot afford to purchase an iPad

Application time-line is as follows:

November 4: Online Application Opens at 12:00AM EST
November 8: Application Closes at 11:59PM EST
November 11 - December 2: Review Committee Selects Recipients
December 9: Recipients Announced and iPads sent out!

Applications must be submitted by the person with autism, an immediate family member of the person with autism, or a licensed teacher, social worker, or therapist. The Technology Grant Review Committee will review applications and select the iPad award recipients. All applicants selected to receive an iPad 2 will be contacted on December 9. If selected, the iPad will be shipped via UPS directly to the address provided with the application. Others will receive an email informing them of their status.

Note: Only applicants in the United States will be considered. \

The HSLDA Special Needs Consultants encourage families with limited incomes who are homeschooling a child with autism to consider applying for this grant.  Assistive technology can be extremely helpful for children on the autism.  Such technology tools help individuals with disabilities to communicate, learn, and be more independent.  When applying for this grant from the Autism Speaks organization it may be helpful to name your home school or academy.  Also, it would probably be beneficial to submit documentation from a medical specialist, supplemental teacher, and/or a therapist who can “attest” to your child’s diagnosis. 

Visit the AutismCares website to apply! You must create a login and select Autism Speaks iPad Grant 2013.

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